The four life elements are brought together: a metal for earth, the fire of a torch, the water of a quenching bowl and the air that binds the process together. Copper – a base metal with powerful properties – is released to its true potential, never allowed to revert to its original state nor to oxidise. The scars are a reminder that change can be a traumatic process, but they are also what confer new beauty and new life. The work in the Earth series is a metaphor for the pursuit of 'becoming what one might be'.
Small rectangular copper pendant on a short hand-forged 100% recycled silver chain with copper clasp detail. My signature chains are forged using my own found stakes. The processes involved in the making of each Earth series piece mean they are all one-off.
Measurements: chain length (end to end) 50 cm ; pendant 2.6 x 3.2 cm.